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If you wish to offer a workshops or seminar at our space, email us at info@thehopbarn.org.uk and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

For all events, tickets can be purchased online via Eventbrite although a booking fee will be added by Eventbrite.
If you would like to purchase tickets without the booking fee, tickets can be bought by: 
  1.  In Person at Burley's, 1A Market Place Southwell NG25 0HE
  2.  Contacting info@thehopbarn.org.uk whereby tickets can be purchased via cheque or BACs transfer 
Access requirements: please contact us at info@thehopbarn.org.uk if you have any special access needs

Tea with me, Artists meeting

kKo 19.03 13:00


Our next artists gathering at kKo, The Hopbarn will take place on the 19th March 2020, 13:00. It is a chance to connect with other practising artists in the Nottinghamshire area, to collectively create opportunities for future group exhibitions / workshops / seminar. It allow us to have peer support, an outside eye to help you further your practise should you need it too.

We will be having a Show and Tell by artist Linda Alton (performance / jewellery artist) and Viv Payne (Ceramist).


kKo is located at The Hopbarn, Hockerwood Lane, Southwell NG25 0PZ.

Please let us know of your wish to join the next gathering by emailing us at info@thehopbarn.org.uk 

Thank you to those artists who have given us their time and have made an effort to join and have made our second meeting a fantastic full of inspiring ideas.

The Way of Tea

kKo space series 21.03 10am - 12pm


The Japanese tea ceremony or Way of Tea has long been an old cultural tradition in Japan since the year 815. Primarily influenced by Zen, the art of its performance is both enjoyed within a ceremonial context as well as in an informal tea gathering.

This workshop will be led by visiting professor Yasuko Suga, a design historian based in Tokyo, Japan. She will first give a presentation on the changing history of tea ceremony and the world, and then demonstrate Unohana Temae (one of the four-season procedures for Cha-bako (tea box) tea ceremony - Unohana is a small white flower that blossoms in summer) , and everyone can enjoy a bowl of tea and some sweets. You are more than welcome to try whisking your own green tea for your second bowl! 

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite by clicking the button below / through BACs by emailing us at info@thehopbarn.org.uk / in person at Burley’s Gift Shop, 1A Market Place, Southwell NG25 0HE

As Professor Yasuko is flying to the UK from Japan, due to the continuing threat of the Covid-19 and Japan being classed as Category 2, we are cancelling the workshop for health reasons. We will be issuing a full refund for those already booked for the workshop. We apologise for the inconvenience although the health and wellbeing of people visiting The HopBarn is naturally our top priority.

Dacca Dance

16 - 17.04 14:00-18:00

price to be confirmed

The HopBarn is offering two days of Motion Capture sessions with Dance Residents Dacca Dance from London. Spaces are limited to 4-5 artists per day at 2 - 6pm. Artists are welcome to draw / paint / photograph / sculpt live dancers in space. Bring your own materials and easels for the session. Tea and Coffee will be available through the session.

For more information about Dacca Dance, click here.

To find out more about Dacca, follow them on Instagram.

For video of Dacca Dance's research, click here.

Choreographic workshop with J. Poole

19.04 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm


The HopBarn will be hosting two FREE choreographic workshops for young dancers led by Jonathan Poole on the 19th of April at 10am - 1pm and 2pm-5pm.

Morning session: 10am - 1pm (8 - 12yrs old)
Afternoon session: 2 - 5pm (13yrd upwards)
Limited spaces available for each session.

Each session will deliver a three hour workshop that would incorporate:
•Contemporary Dance Technique - introducing Cunningham, Graham and Limón dance techniques (these will reflect ballet but draw further on their own principals)
•Creative and choreographic session - Allowing the participants to be led through a choreographic creation process whereby they create their own movement vocabulary and look at structure and composition
•Sharing of the work
•Discussion and Q and A session

Trained in Dance at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, Jonathan worked primarily with Arc Dance Company under the director of Kim Brandstrup from 1995 to 2004. In 2006, Jonathan was appointed Education and Community Dance Worker at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, responsible for delivering contemporary danced technique and choreography to the Yorkshire Young Dance Centre for Advanced Training in Dance.

In 2009 Jonathan was offered the job as Centre for Advanced Training Manager at The Lowry, Salford Quays in January 2009, and remained at The Lowry from February 2009 to October 2015 overseeing the development and running of the North West Centre for Advanced Training in Dance on behalf of the Department for Educations Music and Dance Scheme and The Lowry.

In 2016, Jonathan returned to Southwell to help establish The HopBarn Centre for the Arts. To find out more and book a place please email info@thehopbarn.org.uk or book through Eventbrite. For video of his work, click here.

Open Studio Notts 2020

30 - 31.05 10am - 5pm


Perceptually tangible abstract, minimal, audio-visual installations consisting of sinewaves & filtered noise.

I take unwanted drab but beautifully made old pieces of furniture & transform them into something fabulous.
07510 915844, brightandbeautifulstyle@gmail.com

For more details on other artists taking part in this year's Open Studio Notts, link.

There will be a series of workshops offered for both dates, watch this space for updates.

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